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  • Special Weather Statement for Central Yampa River Basin County, Colorado
  • Special Weather Statement issued February 18 at 9:35PM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 9:35 p.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 9:45 a.m.
  • ...SNOW RETURNS TO THE HIGH COUNTRY THIS WEEKEND WITH SIGNIFICANT
    AMOUNTS POSSIBLE...THEN COOLER CONDITIONS THROUGH EARLY NEXT
    WEEK...
    A WINTER STORM SYSTEM IS POISED TO BRING MUCH NEEDED SNOWFALL TO
    THE MOUNTAINS THIS WEEKEND...WITH 10 TO 15 DEGREE COOLER
    TEMPERATURES EARLY NEXT WEEK.
    TIMING CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING WITH SNOWFALL BEGINNING ACROSS THE
    NORTH FRIDAY AND CONTINUING ACROSS THE SOUTH THROUGH MONDAY
    MORNING. THE BEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT
    INTO SATURDAY.
    THIS IS A COMPLICATED SYSTEM AND CONFIDENCE ON SNOW AMOUNTS IS
    STILL LOW. THE CURRENT FORECAST INDICATES THE HEAVIEST
    ACCUMULATIONS MAY FALL IN THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF
    WESTERN COLORADO...WHERE 12 INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE. THE
    HIGHER COLORADO VALLEYS COULD ALSO RECEIVE SIGNIFICANT SNOW
    ACCUMULATIONS. ALL THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VALLEYS MAY SEE SOME
    SNOWFALL ON SATURDAY. THE SOUTHERN VALLEYS MAY SEE SNOW SATURDAY
    NIGHT INTO MONDAY.
    THIS STORM SHOULD BRING IN MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES...WITH HIGH
    AND LOW TEMPERATURES NEAR NORMAL TO SEVERAL DEGREES BELOW NORMAL
    SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
    IF YOU ARE PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE MOUNTAINS OR HIGH VALLEYS THIS
    WEEKEND...BE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER. CHECK THE LATEST
    CONDITIONS AND FORECASTS BEFORE DEPARTING.